Maputo, kent as Lourenço Marques afore unthirldom, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Mozambique. It is kent as the Ceety o Acacias in reference tae acacia trees commonly foond alang its avenues an the Pearl o the Indie Ocean. It wis famous for the inscription "This is Portugal" on the walkwey o its municipal biggin. The day it is a port ceety on the Indie Ocean, wi its economy centred aroond the harbour. Accordin tae the 2007 census, the population is 1,766,184.[1] Cotton, succar, chromite, sisal, copra, an haurdwid are the chief exports. The ceety manufacturs cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, an rubber. The ceety is surroondit bi Maputo Province, but is admeenistered as its awn province.


Lourenço Marques
View o the Maputo skyline
View o the Maputo skyline
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Coordinates: 25°58′S 32°35′E / 25.967°S 32.583°E / -25.967; 32.583Coordinates: 25°58′S 32°35′E / 25.967°S 32.583°E / -25.967; 32.583
Kintra Mozambique
 • Municipal Cooncil PresesDavid Simango
 • Total346 km2 (134 sq mi)
 • Total1,244,227
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
Aurie Code & Prefix(+258) 21-XX-XX-XX
ISO 3166 codeMZ

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  1. "Quadros do 3° Censo Geral da População e Habitação 2007". Instituto Nacional de Estatística. Archived frae the original on 20 Februar 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2010.

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